Bing Adds Warnings To Child-Porn Related Queries In UK; Google Rejects The Idea
Bing has added new pop-up alerts that are triggered when people search for terms considered to be related to child porn, according to the BBC, in reaction to the UK’s prime minister attacking Google, Bing & Yahoo over not doing enough to stop child pornography. But Google has reportedly rejected the idea of warnings.
Microsoft told the BBC that the notifications aimed “to stop those who may be drifting towards trying to find illegal child abuse content on the web via search engines.” “This is in addition to Microsoft’s existing and longstanding policy of removing any verified links to illegal content of this sort from Bing as quickly as possible,” Microsoft added.
A Google spokesperson told the Daily Mail, “We use purpose-built technology and work with child safety organisations to find, remove and report child abuse imagery, because we never want this material to appear in our search results.”
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